Jerry Tarkanian visits Fresno ahead of Hall of Fame induction

August 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Legendary college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian was back in Fresno Saturday, for a tribute to his life and induction to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame next month.

Family, friends and fans of the man affectionately known as 'Tark' gathered at the Elbow Room in Fig Garden Village, with proceeds of tickets to the event benefitting the Fresno State men's basketball program.

Despite an 11 day stay in the hospital last month, the 83-year-old Tarkanian is excited about his induction in to the Hall of Fame, set for September 8 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Coach Tarkanian did not hesitate when asked about his favorite part of coaching.

"I enjoyed coaching the individuals and the players," Tarkanian said.